Sunday, August 29, 2010

Should Facebook buy Skype?

Skype has more than 560 million registered users, and it filed for a 136Million IPO . Facebook has about 500 million registered users and a pre-IPO value of 50 billion $.

Are the two business complementary? Probably: 

Having the ability to call their friends from the favorite social network would be a great feature for final users. Increasing the Social graph and having a client installed in users' desktop would be a great opportunity for Facebook. Having an access to  the Facebook computing power would be a chance for scaling the Skype platform and reducing their costs.

After all, Skype Could Trump Facebook in Social Networking

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